The veteran French jungle fighters advance in Laos. French soldiers advance through the rugged terrain. They cross the Mekong river. The men advance through dense jungle. The aircraft drop the ammunition through parachutes. The soldiers look at the parachute descending. The ammunition supplies piled up. Soldiers fire an artillery. A soldier holding a gun seated in a boat.
U.S. and Laos leaders meet for discussions on formation of a coalition government in Laos. Map of Laos. Plane comes cargo being unloaded from the plane. U.S. President John F. Kennedy meets Chairman of the council of Ministers of the USSR Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev in Vienna, Austria. Prince Souvanna Phouma of Laos disembark. He goes away in a car. Communist head of Laos comes and journalists interview him. The Laos Right Wing Military Chief being interviewed in Laos. Officials confer in a meeting.
Prince Souvanna Phouma, Premier of Laos, visits outpost in Thakhet, Laos. He walks from his car, accompanied by a group of Laotian military officers, and salutes contingent of soldiers lined up to greet him. The Prince, dressed in a business suit, with tie, carries a derby hat and cane, and smokes a pipe. He and his entourage enter a rustic building, where he is briefed by an officer using a large wall map. Laotian soldiers sit on armored vehicles, under shade trees. Group of tribesmen sit on ground, in shade. American military advisor examines captured weapons. Souvanna Phouma, wearing derby hat, converses outdoors, with Laotian soldier, wearing beret. He and entourage observe artillery firing demonstration. Laotian troops stand around a mortar.
Anniversary of East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. West Berliners including Mayor Willy Brandt and Chancellor Ludwig Erhard at the memorials of those who died in East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. Flowers on memorials. More than 200 memorial services recall day of revolt in 1953. Chancellor Erhard leads 75,000 people in a rally before the Town Hall. Freedom torch is lit by a man.
Soldiers prepare in the battlefield in Laos. Airplane carries the emergency military supplies from the United States in flight. Pilots in the cockpit. The airplane lands and the soldiers unload the supplies from the plane. The supplies being loaded onto the truck. The soldiers walk on the field with artillery. They hide behind the trees and bushes.
Men seen riding bicycles. Dr. Tom Dooley and his assistant examining and treating patients at Namtha hospital in Laos. Dr. Tom Dooley administering to native men, women and children. Some patients stand and some sit as they wait for their turn for check-up.